Space Physics

The Space Plasma Physics and Space Technology Group at the Aalto University is based on the Otaniemi campus in Espoo, West of Helsinki, Finland. The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering as part of the School of Electrical Engineering (ELEC) of Aalto University.
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We specialise in the numerical modelling of space plasmas and their interactions with weakly magnetized bodies. We are also closely involved in space technology and instruments onboard several current space missions from the European Space Agency, such as Rosetta, Mars Express, Venus Express, or the upcoming BepiColombo and JUICE missions. The modelling tools we develop serve as state-of-the-art interpreters of the complex interactions between solar wind particles and the studied solar system object.

Space Physics group is part of the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University. The group is located in the Maarintie 8 building.

Check out more information on our group's website at space.aalto.fi.

Group members

Esa Kallio

Esa Kallio

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Eija Tanskanen

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Visiting Professor

Markku Alho

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate
Shabnam Nikbakhsh

Shabnam Nikbakhsh

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate

Reko Hynönen

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate

Henrik Kahanpää

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate

Leo Nyman

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate
Olli Knuuttila

Olli Knuuttila

Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Doctoral Candidate

Latest publications

Esa Kallio Group, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Solar flares observed by Rosetta at comet 67P

Publishing year: 2019 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Esa Kallio Group, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Solar wind charge exchange in cometary atmospheres. II. Analytical model

Publishing year: 2019 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Esa Kallio Group, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Solar wind charge exchange in cometary atmospheres III. Results from the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Publishing year: 2019 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Esa Kallio Group, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Eija Tanskanen Group, Centre of Excellence Research on Solar Long-Term Variability and Effects, ReSoLVE, Professorship Vehtari A., Department of Computer Science

Differences in the solar cycle variability of simple and complex active regions during 1996-2018

Publishing year: 2019 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Esa Kallio Group, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Tuija Pulkkinen Group

Hybrid modeling of cometary plasma environments. II

Publishing year: 2019 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Esa Kallio Group, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Solar wind charge exchange in cometary atmospheres. I. Charge-changing and ionization cross sections for He and H particles in H2O

Publishing year: 2019 Astronomy & Astrophysics
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Esa Kallio Group

Space weathering on the Moon

Publishing year: 2019 Planetary and Space Science
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Jaan Praks Group, Esa Kallio Group

FORESAIL-1 CubeSat Mission to Measure Radiation Belt Losses and Demonstrate Deorbiting

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of geophysical research: Space physics
Esa Kallio Group, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering

Proton/hydrogen aurora at early and current Mars

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Tuija Pulkkinen Group, Esa Kallio Group

Precipitation of Hydrogen Energetic Neutral Atoms at the Upper Atmosphere of Mars

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of geophysical research: Space physics
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Contact:
Associate Professor Esa Kallio
Email: esa.kallio at aalto.fi
Tel.: +358 50 4205 857

Postal address:
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering
Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering
P.O. Box 15500, 00076 Aalto, Finland

Visiting address:
Maarintie 8, 02150 Espoo

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